SUV Knocked Onto Roof In Westwood Pickup Crash SUV Knocked Onto Roof In Westwood Pickup Crash
SUV Knocked Onto Roof In Westwood Pickup Crash Police are investigating a crash at a busy Westwood intersection that knocked an SUV onto its roof. No serious injuries were immediately reported when a Dodge RAM pickup truck t-boned a GMC Yukon at the corner of Broadway and Irvington Street, next to the NJ Transit tracks, shortly after 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 15. Westwood police and firefighters immediately responded and got everyone involved out OK, including a visibly upset boy who was in the SUV, witnesses said. All refused medical aid, officers at the scene said. Nancy Triggiani-Musco for DAILY VOICE EMS tended to three occupants…
Burglar Strikes Fair Lawn Businesses Back to Back Burglar Strikes Fair Lawn Businesses Back to Back
Burglar Strikes Fair Lawn Businesses Back to Back The same burglar apparently committed a pair of overnight commercial break-ins 12 minutes and two miles apart in Fair Lawn, authorities said. It was just after midnight Wednesday, June 12, when the intruder broke the front glass door and fled with $22.22 from the register at Morlot News & Food at the corner of Morlot and Hartley Place, Fair Lawn Police Sgt. Eric Eleshewich said. Twelve minutes later, he busted into Puff City on Maple Avenue just off northbound Route 208 and snatched $200 from the register, the sergeant. The burglar wore a light-colored sweatshirt, a mask and …
Seriously Injured Firefighter Rescued, Others Require Attention At Lodi House Blaze Seriously Injured Firefighter Rescued, Others Require Attention At Lodi House Blaze
Seriously Injured Firefighter Rescued, Others Require Attention At Lodi House Blaze A mayday call was answered when firefighters rescued one of their brethren at a smoky Lodi house fire, responders at the scene said. The fire on Union Street across from Woodside Street apparently ignited in the attached garage around 7 p.m. Friday, June 14. Flames quickly blew through the roof. Damien Danis for DAILY VOICE A Lodi BLS unit rushed the injured firefighter from Hasbrouck Heights to Hackensack University Medical Center's trauma unit without waiting for ALS colleagues. He was doing well at the hospital, colleagues later said. A number of people -- at least one other firefig…
Teen Thought He Was Saving GF After Fiery NJ Crash — But Really She Was Saving Him Teen Thought He Was Saving GF After Fiery NJ Crash — But Really She Was Saving Him
Teen Thought He Was Saving GF After Fiery NJ Crash — But Really She Was Saving Him Jack Insinga was supposed to be graduating high school on June 18. Instead, he's in the hospital with third-degree burns on his legs, coming to terms with the loss of both feet. The 18-year-old Branchville resident, a senior at Sussex County Tech, was dropping his girlfriend at home just before 1 a.m., Monday, June 3, when he struck a guardrail on Sunrise Mountain Road in Sandyston, his mom, Gillian Insinga, tells Daily Voice. "He's not sure what happened," Insinga said. "He thinks something broke in his truck, because he couldn't slow down." The truck overturned, ejecting Jack, who …
Severe Thunderstorm Warnings Issued In These NJ, PA Counties Severe Thunderstorm Warnings Issued In These NJ, PA Counties
Severe Thunderstorm Warnings Issued In These NJ, PA Counties The National Weather Service has issued severe thunderstorm warnings and warned of 60 mph winds across parts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania Friday, June 14. At 4:15 p.m., the NWS issued the warnings for Sussex and Warren counties in New Jersey, and Carbon, Monroe, Berks, Lehigh, and Northampton, in PA.  Newton, Washington, Jim Thorpe, Stroudsburg, Reading, Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, are also being warned of severe storms. The warnings are in effect through 5 p.m. Temps hit the 90-degree mark late in the afternoon, the NWS said. Storms were expected in the evening hours, a…
DWI Driver Nabbed By Fair Lawn Police After Miles-Long Stretch Of Hit-And-Runs DWI Driver Nabbed By Fair Lawn Police After Miles-Long Stretch Of Hit-And-Runs
DWI Driver Nabbed By Fair Lawn Police After Miles-Long Stretch Of Hit-And-Runs PHOTOS: An intoxicated driver was captured by Fair Lawn police following a hit-and-run on Route 80 that ignited a series of collisions. It began when a pickup truck was rear-ended by a Honda Accord with a temporary New Jersey license tag on the highway shortly before 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 14, officers said. The pickup driver called police while following the sedan from a safe distance, recording video along what became a miles-long route, they said. Boyd A. Loving for DAILY VOICE The Accord driver kept going after taking down a street sign and hitting a fire hydrant at Morlot Avenue an…
NJ High School Hockey Player Collin Zavoda Dies, 15 NJ High School Hockey Player Collin Zavoda Dies, 15
NJ High School Hockey Player Collin Zavoda Dies, 15 Collin Zavoda, a 15-year-old student athlete at Bridgewater High School died unexpectedly on Monday, June 10, according to a campaign launched for his family. A native of Edison, Zavoda moved to Bridgewater in 2013 and was active in the community, playing baseball and hockey, his obituary on the Bridgewater Funeral Home website reads.  An avid hockey fan, Collin also worked as a hockey referee, according to his obituary and helped lead his club hockey team to a championship. The rising sophomore was also an active Boy Scout who enjoyed fishing, boating and skiing, his obituary rea…
Man Killed After Wounding Two Officers In NJ Banquet Hall Shootout Came Out Firing, AG Says Man Killed After Wounding Two Officers In NJ Banquet Hall Shootout Came Out Firing, AG Says
Man Killed After Wounding Two Officers In NJ Banquet Hall Shootout Came Out Firing, AG Says UPDATE: A man wanted for questioning in a New York City shooting pulled out a gun in the lobby of a Woodbridge hotel and was killed in a shootout with police, authorities said. A Woodbridge police officer and a New York City homicide detective were wounded in the exchange, New Jersey Attorney General Matthew Platkin said. The township officer was shot in the back and the city detective in the foot, the NYPD said. Both have already been released from the hospital following treatment, the attorney general said on Friday, June 14. Karl Gregory, 46, was pronounced dead at the scene of the ea…
Clifton Orthopedic Surgeon Illegally Dispensed Oxy: Feds Clifton Orthopedic Surgeon Illegally Dispensed Oxy: Feds
Clifton Orthopedic Surgeon Illegally Dispensed Oxy: Feds A 72-year-old orthopedic surgeon in Clifton recently pleaded guilty to illegally prescribing pain pills to patients, authorities said. Evangelos Megariotis, who worked at Clifton Orthopedic Associates according to his Linkedin, admitted to unlawfully dispensing Oxycodone, Oxycontin and Oxycodone-Acetaminophen to five patients, US Attorney Philip Sellinger said. Megariotis dispenses the prescriptions from March 2017 to November 2017, Sellinger said. He faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine when he is sentenced in October, Sellinger said. Megariotis f…
Undercover Sting Leads To Prostitution Arrest At NJ Go-Go Bar With Unsavory History Undercover Sting Leads To Prostitution Arrest At NJ Go-Go Bar With Unsavory History
Undercover Sting Leads To Prostitution Arrest At NJ Go-Go Bar With Unsavory History A 36-year-old Belleville woman has been arrested after she offered an undercover officer sexual favors in exchange for money at a popular Secaucus go-go bar, police said. Acting on a tip that prostitution was still an ongoing issue at AJ’s Go-Go Bar on Secaucus Road, Secaucus police officers were sent to the establishment — undercover, Chief Dennis Miller said. Sure enough, Dilcia Nunez Gomez offered one officer sexual favors in exchange for money, Miller said. She was charged with engaging in prostitution and promoting prostitution. In April 2021, multiple AJ's employees were arreste…
Montvale Police Help Catch Paterson Trio Wanted In 'Distract And Grab' Scheme, Officers Say Montvale Police Help Catch Paterson Trio Wanted In 'Distract And Grab' Scheme, Officers Say
Montvale Police Help Catch Paterson Trio Wanted In 'Distract And Grab' Scheme, Officers Say Three people from Paterson were accused of distracting shoppers in Brick Township and stealing from them, authorities said. Brick Township police arrested 35-year-old Oswaldo Uribe-Acosta, 27-year-old Salvia Beraun-Villanueva, and 58-year-old Oscar Lopez-Salcedo on Tuesday, June 11, the department said in a news release. Police received several reports in May from victims whose wallets or purses were taken from shopping carts.  Investigators said Beraun-Villanueva would distract a shopper and Uribe-Acosta or Lopez-Salcedo would steal a wallet or purse. The susp…
Long-Vacant North Jersey Movie Theater Finally Getting Its Happily Ever-After Long-Vacant North Jersey Movie Theater Finally Getting Its Happily Ever-After
Long-Vacant North Jersey Movie Theater Finally Getting Its Happily Ever-After After several years of vacancy, a Montclair movie theater will soon be brought back to life. The Tudor-style Bellevue Theater in Upper Montclair has sat vacant since the prior operator's lease ended 2017, but at a meeting on Monday, June 10, redevelopment plans were unanimously approved. Bellevue Theater in Montclair. Google Maps The plans call for transitioning one of the four theaters into retail, there by connecting Upper Montclair Plaza to the retail of Bellevue, "a great win for all," said a spokesperson for RHG Architects + Design, who are working on the project. The…